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Dental Exam

Leila Rad, DMD -  - General Dentistry

Dentique

Leila Rad, DMD

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Austin, TX

Regular dental exams are an essential part of your preventive health plan. At Dentique in Austin, Texas, Leila Rad, DMD, is known for her positive attitude and excellent chair-side manner and offers comprehensive dental exams for patients 12 and up. To schedule your dental exam with a compassionate dentist focused on preventive dental care, call the office, or book an appointment online today.

Dental Exam Q&A

What is a dental exam?

A dental exam refers to a routine checkup of your teeth and gums. Your dental exam at Dentique includes a comprehensive oral examination by Dr. Rad, as well as a dental cleaning.

Most adults and children should have a dental exam every six months. However, you may require more frequent exams if you have oral health issues that require ongoing dental care or monitoring, such as periodontal disease.

Why do I need a dental exam?

You need routine dental exams to maintain good oral health and find dental issues before they turn into major oral health problems. During your dental exam, Dr. Rad looks for signs of tooth decay (cavities) and gum disease, as well as other oral health issues.

You also need routine dental exams to remove the buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth and along your gum line. Plaque is a biofilm of bacteria constantly forming on your teeth and the primary cause of cavities and gum disease. Brushing and flossing daily helps remove plaque from your teeth. 

However, even with good oral care at home, the plaque that forms on your teeth may harden and create a substance called tartar, which only a professional dental cleaning can remove.

What can I expect during a dental exam?

You can expect a comprehensive and compassionate dental exam from Dr. Rad at Dentique. She understands the fears and anxiety many people have about seeing the dentist and takes the time needed to develop a rapport to ease nerves and improve trust. She also uses an intraoral camera so you can watch what’s going on during your dental exam. 

Your routine dental exam includes:

Dental cleaning

During your dental cleaning, special tools remove any plaque and tartar. Then your teeth are flossed and brushed and treated with fluoride. 

Dental X-rays

Dental X-rays identify oral health issues, such as cavities, gum disease, and bone loss, that a visual examination cannot see. 

Dental checkup

After your dental cleaning and X-rays, Dr. Rad conducts your dental checkup to evaluate your teeth, gums, and bite. 

What happens after my dental exam?

After your dental exam, Dr. Rad reviews her findings with you and makes recommendations to help maintain or improve oral health. If you have cavities, gum disease, or any other oral health problem, she schedules a follow-up appointment soon after your dental exam to provide the appropriate dental treatment. 

To schedule your dental exam with a compassionate dentist who takes a preventive approach to oral health, contact Dentique by phone or online today.